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Monte Sahlin, a Seasoned Voice on dealing with the Haiti Tragedy

We are at the two week mark of the devastating earthquake that leveled Haiti.  The videos and images keep resonating in out hearts. The stories of miracle rescues are quickly blighted by the dust, stench, and growing human despair.

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We on lookers to this terrible catastrophe have remote after shocks going off in ourselves.  We need calibration and re-orientation  to deal with the spiritual, emotional, and physical assault on our human sensibilities.

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As I considered who had the largeness of heart, the depth of experience to bring a healing word, and offer a set of guidelines on how we can navigate our journey forward, Pastor Monte Sahlin is the name that was the obvious choice.

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Pastor Monte Sahlin 

Sahlin is an ordained pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, currently serving in the Ohio Conference of the denomination. He served for 12 years at his denomination’s North American headquarters with responsibilities for church ministries, media projects, social needs , and research and development.

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He then served eight years as a regional vice president. He has pastored small and large congregations in major metropolitan areas and Appalachia.

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Pastor Sahlin has worked as director, board chairman or strategic consultant with more than 100 innovative, community-based ministries, church plants and nonprofit organizations over the last four decades.

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In 1994 he was awarded an Outstanding Public Service Award by the United States government and in 1996 he participated in the Presidents’ Summit on Volunteerism as well as the prepatory gathering of 50 representatives of the nonprofit sector at the White House.

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I was indeed privileged to get a few  ticks on his impossible schedule to dialog on how we can move forward in a constructive manner in the rebuilding of Haiti.

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The questions and challenges are daunting, but his keen insights provide the building blocks that we can add our equity to make Haiti2.0 possible.

Click to listen to Monte Sahlin’s wisdom on Haiti

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 Your imagination is your preview
of life’s coming attractions shared Einstein.

So what Haiti 2.o are you imagining?

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Woch nan dio pa konnen doule woch nan soley.

The rock in the water does not know the pain of the rock in the sun.

(Haitian Proverb)

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About the author

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I am an entrepreneur whose focus is on helping small businesses deploy internet marketing tools to leverage new customers and profits. I believe in the survival of the knitted, and thus champion those who are making a difference in our community.

3 Comments

  • I’m no Scott fan either, but his win may be good news for Alex Sink’s chances to win. As for McCollum, he’s never had anything to offer in any past election . His primary campaign message was based on tut-tutting and finger waving about Rick Scott’s scandal. This guy was once somehow in Congress and became one of Kenneth Starr’s righteous goons on the Impeachment Committee. He has never done anything but pander to Central Florida’s right-wing mentality and bible-thumpers state-wide. Now he’ll probably join the Beck-Palin gang as another loser living in the past.

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